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VEGAS: Day to Night

Updated: February 23, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Hello, hello!

I just got back from Las Vegas for Revolve’sGirl’s Night Out.’ Very fun to enjoy a little brunch, do some window shopping & hang out with some inspiring influencers. The trip was a whirlwind & now I’m getting ready for Boston…at 6 am tomorrow. My voice sounds like a breathy smoker who ate a frog. Really my voice is shot- I am attributing this to podcasting for 5 hours straight on Friday? Who knows. Maybe I just talk too much in general. Anyway, I need to shut up clearly.

Ok, ok so Michael & I leave tomorrow but first things first, I want to share my Vegas look before I share PART II of our wedding.

With that:

VEGAS: DAY TO NIGHT…A LITTLE SILVER & A LOT OF PINK:

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DAY VIBE:

FIND THE SWEATSHIRT HERE }

Hungover? WHO ISN’T IN VEGAS? It’s kind of the ongoing theme, no? When you’re getting on a flight this hoodie is so much YES. I also love a good book ( currently reading The Other Man ), of course an ice roll & my handy-dandy hangover elixir. I put the powder & capsules in a little reusable silicone baggie. I love to keep it effective you know. So perfect because you’ll be ready for anything. Anyway, you know I’m loving oversized hoodies & this one definitely steps it up for Vegas.

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I’ve been living in these jeans recently- LOL can you tell? I wear them every second. They’re the 2017 version of the classic ripped skinny jeans. The staggered hem is edgy & they’re SO comfortable. I love how they’re longer in the back & shorter in the front. It’s a real facade because it elongates the leg. Fun.

FIND THE SUNGLASSES HERE }

Everyone needs a pair of large black sunglasses. They will ALWAYS be in style- a real classic. Plus these are a lifesaver anytime you drink. The dark tint is perfect for hiding a hangover. The bigger the better please.

FIND THE BODYSUIT HERE }

I’ve said it once & I’ll probably keep saying it. A bodysuit is a closet staple. You can take them from day-to-night & they always give off a pulled together vibe. This is such a must when traveling because it’s so versatile.

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These black pumps are the perfect daytime Vegas shoe. They add some height but are still super comfortable. I wore them on the plane & walked like 138470238 miles in them ( eer, ok RAN because we were late for our flight? ). If you can run in heels you know they belong in your closet.

FIND THE BOMBER HERE }

The detailing on this bomber jacket is INSANE. It’s embroidered with pearls, rhinestones, & beads in such an ornate & intricate way. Really reminds me of The Nanz too. & just so festive to rock to Vegas.

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FOR NIGHT

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When in Vegas I love to add a little pop of black. I opted for OPI’s ‘Black Onyx‘ so my dress would really be able to shine. After getting your nails done check out my tips for keeping your manicure fresh & pristine.

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If you’re going to Vegas you have to bring a little flash. This dress is super sexy with the thigh high slit & really shines because of the sequins. Sequins in Vegas are usually not my fav but for some reason this dress like, spoke to me. HA.

FIND THE HEELS HERE }

These heels really elongate your legs & I love the strappy detailing. The platform also makes these much easier to walk in than you’d think.

FIND THE LIPSTICK HERE }

This lipstick in ‘American Doll’ is my GO-TO red lip color. Reason being? It a cool toned red- nothing orange. So it pulls blues & whites as opposed to oranges & yellows. Basically goes on flawlessly, makes your teeth appear whiter, & brightens the eyes.

FIND THE CHOKER HERE }

Finish off your look for a night out with this hot black choker. The three layers are simple so they’re perfect for letting the rest of your outfit shine while still completing your look.

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A little body jewelry is always fun. A little body jewelry in Vegas is a must. This body chain is the best for adding some glimmer to your look. Wear it with a plunging neckline, a red lip & a high pony. I designed it with C_A_M Jewelry for my wedding babes so I know you’ll LOVE. I slept in mine- not recommended but what can you do? We were in Sin City.

Alright we leave early tomorrow morning for Boston so PLEASE comment below with any suggestions. OR should we do a meet up? Michael & I have never been so we need all of your advice!

lauryn x

+ BE SURE to listen to the latest podcast with Gary Vee. Enter to win one of his HUSTLER tee shirts by commenting on his latest Instagram– just tell him @theskinnyconfidential sent you ; ). We are picking 5 people. His tees are fucking cool! 

SHOP VEGAS DAY TO NIGHT

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The Rehearsal Dinner ( AND A MELTDOWN ): Part II

Updated: January 5, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Well we are getting there, aren’t we?

This is part II of dun-dun-dun…The Rehearsal Dinner.

( I told you guys it takes a while to wrap my head around things didn’t I? ).

Here’s the thing: I don’t want to bombard you with 8 zillion wedding posts so I’m taking my sweet time. Hopefully next week we can actually get to the wedding. Four days of wedding is a lot of content !!!

So as you know we started off soft with The Welcome Party & then started getting a little more masculine with The Rehearsal Dinner to set the tone for the darker, vamp-ier wedding.

The story needed to flow.

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Ok first off let’s dig a little deeper into the decor here: big shout out to Del Cabo Event Design who did all the fabulous rentals and One & Only Palmillia who hosted the dinner us. & of course, Esoteric Events & Arete Florals– they truly helped the whole vision come to life.

Clearly we did more white than black here. Black was more the accent. Everyone had a big, HUGE, THICK white tile at their seat. On it was their name in whimsical calligraphy ( thank you Seniman Calligraphy for this festive touch ).

There were a lot of white flowers ( baby’s breath & white roses ) with a hint of black callilies.

And tons, AND I MEAN TONS, of candles.

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The day of The Rehearsal Dinner I actually sent someone to Rite-Aid to pick up 200 more candles.

I could have cared less about the quality.

I just wanted a million white candles, all different shaped & sizes dripping everywhere. The candles were all down the table, some in glass cylinders, some free-standing, some so dirt cheap they burned in 5 minutes. 

Whatever.

JUST A LOT, everywhere, I needed a million.

Twinkle lights hung above the table, the band played Rat Pack music, & the chilled shots were flowing…

…oh yes, oh YES they were flowing. I can report back: THERE IS SUCH THING AS TOO MANY SHOTS.

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Actually very familiar.

Because I got DRUNK.

I’m always one for fun but I don’t like to get too drunk. I mean I prefer a great buzz off a few glasses of wine or a couple of skinny margaritas.

But here’s the thing: when you’re getting married, YOU ARE BUSY. So busy that you forget to eat. Now I usually never forget to eat. I mean how could you? It’s the best. I love to eat.

But I’m telling you the week of my wedding, I forgot ( any brides relate? ). You’re so busy, so crazed, & mixed with work & entertaining my family…I was on overload. It’s weird how you forget too. But really you just…forget.

And well, the day of The Rehearsal Dinner…I fucking forgot. I think I had some eggs…eer, for breakfast & maybe a few chips? Maybe? Not nearly enough water. Like a sip.

Horrible.

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NOT only did I forget to eat: there were Karma tequila shots everywhere. Typically I’m not a shot person but for some reason I wanted a few to be like one of the guys. Just a big-ass, atrocious FAIL.

…Stress was also a huge factor.

There was so much stress leading up to the events: family, friends, arrangements, getting rooms ready, e-mails, planning, the band, the decor, flowers, seating charts, blah-blah-biddity-blah, & of course…leaving everything to the last-minute ( << me ).

So ya, I basically got wayyyyy too wasted.

( Really not a hot look in a gold mini. I don’t recommend it ).

To be honest, I went Bridezilla.

I actually surprised myself.

Like screaming down the halls, acting like a total asshole, CRAZY BITCH Bridezilla. I feel like my nipple came out at one point? A pop of floral panty too? Let’s get very detailed here: I even threw a banana at Mimi ( not in a mean way ) & squished kiwis on the floor with my heels. Mimi was a little perturbed to say the least.

Charming.

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…AND THIS guys, is why I had a 55 person wedding…so I could have my Sharon Stone Casino slicked-back ponytail psycho moment.

AND lose my mind.

I mean it was a good crew, no one judged me. Everyone laughed. & the next morning…I felt better. Relieved to let it all out, you know. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

( Keep in mind this shit show didn’t happen until later in the night- THANK GOD- so the parents didn’t see the whole show, only half ).

Here’s the best part: I ( like me, I ) decided we should get separate rooms, Michael in one and me in the other. But I was so psycho I ended up forcing him to sleep in my room with me. So his room was empty. Because that makes sense?…And we woke up together on our wedding day ( insert knife Emoji here ).

I should also note: Michael ended up hiding in a bush at the end of the night because I so was nuts. Like actually hiding in a bush. Picture me screaming his name & he’s shaking behind a bush. CONRGATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE.

!!! I WENT PSYCHOTIC !!!

What’s a hungry, stressed, drunk bride to do?

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Well. Actually if we’re being real I kind of liked it.

The whole display was funny & added character to the wedding weekend. HAHAHA. ( Told you, I’m nuts ). A good story to tell my future kids. Besides I hate boring.

So if you ask any of my friends about The Rehearsal Dinner after party? They’ll never, EVER describe it as…boring.

Perhaps they’ll use words like COLORFUL, NUTBAG, PSYCHO, EVENTFUL, INSANE, LOUD?

SO 55 people, man. It’s the way to go. You can get away with anything.

( Anyone engaged out there? PSA: Don’t drink on an empty stomach on your wedding weekend !! ).

The after party was at AQUA at One & Only Palmillia…& for the record: I’m not the only one who had too much to drink that night.

Really, trust me. Taylor pissed his pants in a strip club at 4 AM, but you know that already if you listen to the podcast.

Again, at least he’s not boring.

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For all outfit details: I got you. Just check out part I if you want your own gold moment.

& just like that it’s time to talk wedding details. Before we do we need to breakdown invites & a fake wedding shot with Style Me Pretty. So much to cover but we’re getting there guys.

OH & BE SURE, LIKE SURE-EST OF SURE, you hear Taylor/The Bare Naked Cucumber’s Rehearsal Dinner speech on TSC HIM & HER PodcastHis performance was…interesting. Let’s just say he blacked out & we recorded him. Well not only did we record him, actually the whole wedding party did. He was THAT absurd. A real hoot, trust me.

With that, I’m off to watch Goliath ( SO, SO GOOD ) & eat apple chips.

Until tomorrow, lauryn/PSYCHO x

+ more wedding posts | The Welcome Party | Part I.

SHOP THE POST: GOLD DRESSANOTHER OPTION ) | BIG HOOPS | DAINTY RINGS | PATENT PUMPS ( SIMILAR )

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LAVENDER / LEMON BRIDAL SHOWER: Part 2

Updated: November 30, 2016
by
LAURYN
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Ecstatic to report our wedding photos are FINALLY ready to showcase. But before we get to that: PART TWO of the bridal shower post. Because I couldn’t leave you hanging with just PART ONE.

The couples shower was too fun not to share. For those of you who saw in real time via Snapchat, there’s more!

Anyway, we didn’t do the unwrapping of presents or any games. Instead we laughed, drank, ate, & played with my cute new nephew, DAX…well Michael hoarded him the whole time. He legit thinks he’s a baby whisperer.

Although the shower was insanely beautiful, we really missed The Nanz. She would have loved the set-up & really appreciated the extensive cheese and pickle platter. We all did a toast in her spirit which she would have loved. She would have been the center of attention for sure…probably rocking her pink jacket with white nails. Missing her more & more each day.

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As you know the location was Herb & Wood in San Diego…which is my favorite because their bar is just the most Instagram-able thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously. Go there & order a lavender gin fizz. Garnish it with their grapes because they have PEARL TOOTHPICKS that hold each garnish.

If that’s not chic, I don’t know what is?

They also have pink hummus. AND their wait staff is VERY cute and VERY single ( I asked for my friends ). So ya, run there.

Speaking of location, let’s talk about bridal shower themes & invitations.

It was very important to tell a story from the bachelorette party to the bridal shower to the four-day Cabo shenanigans ( << coming soon! ).

Clearly wanted to start with a light lavender theme & bring it full circle to the wedding. Even so, I still wanted the bridal invites to match with the wedding’s aesthetic somewhat so we opted for dark vibes with a touch of snake-skin to keep it edgy.

Snake-skin was a touch we used throughout the entire process & I lived for the detail with the dark, DARK purple. Kind of different with a twist. Just how I like it.

Just so you can see the vibe we were going for:

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If you’re wondering who manages their parent’s party invitations…I do. I really can’t help myself.

Other than that though, my parents set-up the rest. My stepmom, Julie is so talented it’s crazy. I mean she literally handmade the decor. LIKE look at the balloon strings!! Seriously. The lavender streamers & baby’s breathe details on the fireplace were completely crafted by her. I’m jealous of her incredible talent & kindness.

Stalk Julie’s cute blog here.

As for my outfit, the full look can be found here ( you should know I found the dress on Revolve & they’re having a HUGE Cyber Monday sale. 20% off !! Ahhh, I’m screwed ).

And the tutorial of the ponytail moment here.

And like I said, I designed these pretty, dainty hand pieces with CAM JEWELRY & gifted each girl with a bright pink TSC-ish box. Super festive idea for a bridal shower/baby shower/etc.

Check the hand pieces out, do you like?!

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While guests were leaving they received three things: a Better Booch Kombucha, a little goodie box, & an espresso shot with a sprig of lavender & a thin swath of lemon peel. Keeping the theme strong all the way through guys.

…Of course, the espresso shot was MAJORLY needed considering how many lavender & lemon mimosas we consumed…HA!

I have to shout out my family & friends. They are everything & I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of them. There’s never any unnecessary drama…or boring moments. LOL. Just good vibes all around…lots of Bossanova, champagne, & laughter. I could have had this party in a shack & we would have still had a fucking ball. Ok…maybe I would have micro-managed the shack’s decor but you get the drift.

If you’re planning a party, the people are what make it! Sometimes that’s a smaller group. Sometimes it’s a larger group. Do what works for you. There’s no ‘right way.’ Do your thing.

On that note, we’re on to the wedding tomorrow. Again bear with me, there’s a lot of bridal content to share! I’m off to watch Westworld ( who’s seen it? ) & eat apple chips in bed. Lately the cinnamon apple chip addiction is frightening. Random, but what else is new? Crumbs are everywhere.

See you guys tomorrow, happy Cyber Monday!

Chat soon, lauryn x

+ new podcast episode is LIVE ft. my cute dad, Brad. Listen here.

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Happy, Happy Valentine’s Day Guys!

Updated: February 17, 2016
by
LAURYN

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BOOM!!

A little smoke bomb magic today to say: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.

Whether you’re single or taken, WHO CARES because it’s basically national chocolate day!

Specifically dark chocolate stuffed raspberries day for me.

And we kept it super casual day today— basically we read, ate mahi tacos, & watched our new obsession: MADOFF. Such a good show by the way, you guys HAVE to watch it. It’s all about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Superrrr juicy.

( Also very much into the new OJ Simpson show…thoughts? ).

We ended V-Day with The Nanz because FAVORITE VALENTINE EVER. Especially when she orders a bloody Mary with extra celery.

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Turning directions here & talking about THIS dress. THIS dress is SASSY, no? I felt black or a flirty maxi with sneakers was just really the only way to go this year. Pairing it with red suede pumps felt Valentine-ish. The tulle on this dress is so fun, so flirty, & so salsa dancing Emoji girl.

Plus it really pulls you in in the stomach area. Nothing like a dress that kind of has built-in Spanx. Especially if you ate two protein-style In & Out burgers the night before…WHOOPS.

They’re so good, I can’t help myself.

( Also please note: if you’re feeling bloated & doing a photoshoot, use smoke bombs as a prop. Seriously though, this will eliminate any bloat in the picture because the smoke can cover it. LOLOLOLOL ).

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These red suede heels look EXACTLY like the $595 Manolo Blahnik BB ones, but EER, they’re on sale for FREAKING $54 bucks? SO yes, total steal. Really every girl needs a pair of red suede shoes— they’re so romantic & spicy, no?

Anyway, I have questions FOR YOU: how was your Valentine’s Day? Who did you see? Did you cook? Any hotties? Fill me in PLEASE!

Off to read & drink some peppermint tea, talk soon QT’s, happy Valentine’s!

XO lauryn

SHOP THE LOOK: dress ( I got a small ) | red heels ( ON SALE! ), similar here | sunglasses ( sold out, similar )

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The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

Babes Behind The Brand: For Love & Lemons

Updated: October 20, 2014
by
LAURYN

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Oy, I want everything For Love & Lemons.

Really though, the struggle is real.

& it will become super real for you too, when you see their collection ( their stuff is soooo good so beware— you’ve been warned ). You can shop the line online or on Nasty Gal, Revolve Clothing, Shopbop, & Urban Outfitters.

The girls behind the killer brand, Laura Hall & Gillian Rose Kern are best friends who had a lemonade stand when they were little & now design the line together ( hence the cute name: For Love & Lemons ). This interview kinda rocks because they share the whole evolution of their brand & how it came about. I love the realness.

Ok, ready?

Here ya go:

| Introduce yourselves & your brand |

Laura Hall: I’m originally from Minnesota & I moved to Wyoming at the age of twelve where I met my partner in crime, Gillian Rose Kern. Years later, I traveled off to college & obtained my business degree at the University Of Colorado Boulder. After college, I decided to head off to Australia. I ended up interning at One Teaspoon. After eight months of falling in love with Australia’s unique style, I decided it was time to pack up & head home. Ultimately I joined forces with my BFF & travel companion Gillian.

Gillian Rose Kern: I was born & raised in Wyoming and I always knew I was destined for the fashion industry. I made my first garment at the age of five & was voted ‘Most Unique Style’ in high school. I ended up getting my fashion design degree at FIDM. After completing college, I went to the land down under & interned for the popular brand Bec & Bridge.

After being completely inspired by Australian fashion, I packed up & headed to Los Angeles. From then on it was history in the making as For Love & Lemons was born…

Our collection is anything but conventional— it rebels against societal standards. The line taunts the customers by creating lustful intrigue. A clash of colors and patterns are evoked by chic separates and devious dresses.

For Love & Lemons is a brand to relate to, for that girl that doesn’t follow trends, she makes them.

The line is flirtatious, fun, and captivating.

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| How did For Love & Lemons come about? |

For Love & Lemons: After college and living in Sydney, Australia for a year ( doing fashion internships ), we moved back to Jackson Hole, Wyoming & got waitress jobs so we could save up money to start our line. We were making patterns and sewing samples after work. When we completed enough pieces throughout the season we had a ‘fashion show’ in the ski bar we worked at…which was mostly guys wearing their ski cloths, but we didn’t care cause we were showing something we worked so hard on.

Surprisingly some photos from that reached a couple buyers who inquired about carrying the collection ( we didn’t even pick the name FL&L by that time ). So it was a slow & steady evolution on how the whole collection became official and we knew it would become our future!

We used to have lemonade stands, so we’d joke that we have been in business since the lemon days, and we are best friends…so we also do it for the love!

| How do you stay healthy while running your own business? |

Laura: Well since Gillian is got married the whole office was on “The Wedding Diet.” All jokes aside I have always been an active person, so on the weekends I enjoy hikes and anything outdoors.

Gillian: I focus mainly on eating healthy, but recently we hired a yoga instructor to come to our office twice a week too.

The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

| Quick skinny healthy tip? |

Laura: Drinking a liter of so every morning is a great way to wake up. And most mornings I add lemon and cayenne pepper to my water. It also jump starts your metabolism, hydrates you, flushes our toxins in your body, gets your brain going, and my favorite benefit: it makes you less hungry.

| A tip for entrepreneur babes? |

For Love & Lemons: Be fearless and do you research!!

I’m wearing a For Love & Lemons ‘South of The Border’ dress here:

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| Favorite pieces from the collection? |

1.} Noir Mini Dress
2.} Back To Basics Crop
3) Lacey Dreams Maxi
4) Love You Knot Bandage Bralette
5) Antigua Dress ( << I just bought this in black & it’s such a fun, flirty party dress )
6.) She’s a Knockout Bra

| What’s in your oversized handbag? |

Gillian: My dog, Killer’s lease, fabric swatches, Burt’s Bees chap stick, wallet, Raen sunglasses, & an agate crystal.

Laura: Smith’s Rosebud Salve, mirror, wallet, Trident gum, Jo Malone perfume, phone charger, pictures of my nieces and nephews, & two pairs of sunglasses.

| First thing you do when you wake up? |

Gillian: I do my morning yoga stretches & take my dog, Killer Bean out for a walk.

Laura: I try to drink my glass of water with lemon/cayenne every morning!

| Quick and easy recipe? |

For Love & Lemons: Our favorite is an arugula salad: two cups arugula, one half avocado, 1/4 cup pine nuts, tablespoon olive or grape seed oil, dash of salt & pepper, and a half lemon squeezed.

+ To follow For Love & Lemons on Instagram, click here.

The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

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